Cockle Strand Beach

Cockle Strand acts as Barra’s airport when the tide is out. and you are not allowed on the upper beach when the red windsock is flying as flights are taking off and landing.

As the name also suggests this bay is famous for it’s cockles.

Roadside parking available.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Cockle Strand Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 23 beaches in Outer Hebrides, or check our list of Outer Hebrides Dog Friendly Beaches.

Planning your visit to Cockle Strand Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Cockle Strand Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 12.1 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Oct 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 16.2 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Oct 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Oct 06lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 10.9 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 07lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 13.5 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Oct 08heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 11.6 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Oct 09lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.3℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 11 m/sec (W)

Isle of Barra weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Cockle Strand Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Cockle Strand Beach is at Barra (North Bay) 3.90 km (2.42 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Cockle Strand Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:29 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 08:11 (Height 4.02m)
   Low Tide at 14:49 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 20:34 (Height 3.98m)
Wed 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:05 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 08:48 (Height 3.73m)
   Low Tide at 15:30 (Height 1.24m)
   High Tide at 21:23 (Height 3.56m)
Thu 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:41 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 09:34 (Height 3.44m)
   Low Tide at 16:16 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 22:37 (Height 3.20m)
Fri 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:24 (Height 1.86m)
   High Tide at 11:05 (Height 3.21m)
   Low Tide at 17:20 (Height 1.98m)
Sat 07 Oct
   High Tide at 00:03 (Height 2.99m)
   Low Tide at 05:21 (Height 2.21m)
   High Tide at 12:43 (Height 3.14m)
   Low Tide at 19:17 (Height 2.11m)
Sun 08 Oct
   High Tide at 01:36 (Height 2.96m)
   Low Tide at 07:21 (Height 2.34m)
   High Tide at 14:10 (Height 3.23m)
   Low Tide at 20:58 (Height 1.92m)
Mon 09 Oct
   High Tide at 02:55 (Height 3.09m)
   Low Tide at 09:01 (Height 2.15m)
   High Tide at 15:15 (Height 3.39m)
   Low Tide at 21:50 (Height 1.66m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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